A decade ago, a conversation about fast cars wouldn’t mention a Kia straight from a showroom. But with electrification taking its course, times have already changed and we’re now in an era when a Kia isn’t actually far behind a Lamborghini in terms of straight-line speed.
In Carwow‘s latest video, the recently launched Kia EV6 GT matches up against a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ for a straight-line contest. While you might scoff at the idea of a humble electric crossover, and a Kia at that, going up against V12 power, you’d be surprised to know that the Korean car actually has more torque than the Italian supercar.
Powering the EV6 GT is an ensemble of two electric motors, producing up to 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 546 pound-feet (740 Newton-meters) of torque. In comparison, the Aventador Super Veloce Jota produces more ponies from the naturally aspirated V12 at 759 hp (566 kW) but slightly down on pulling power at 531 lb-ft (720 Nm). Both are driven on all four corners.
Of note, the Kia was significantly heavier than the Lambo, but that didn’t matter right off the line. In the video, the EV6 GT was seen pulling a good launch against the Aventador SVJ. The supercar still beat the EV, though, which merited another round.
For the second round of drag race, Mat Watson came back with a different-looking “Kia.” It was actually an Audi RS E-Tron GT, which tried to beat the Aventador SVJ but failed in a decent manner.
That isn’t the surprising part, though. While the Aventador SVJ completed the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds in the video, the RS E-Tron GT was close behind at 11.2 seconds. However, the Kia EV6 GT was also not too far behind at 11.9 seconds.
So yes, we now live in a time when a Kia is only a full second slower than a Lamborghini. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
NYPD Officer Adeed Fayaz dies of injuries days after shooting
Ineos Planning Three New Models By Decade’s End
13-year-old with budgie in hand rescued after 55 hours post-quake
UAE: Turkish embassy now collecting clothing, blanket donations for earthquake victims
D.C.-area forecast: Warmer through Friday, then a cooler and more complicated weekend
Nissan Global Sales Plummeted By 20.7 Percent In 2022 To 3.23 Million Cars
ALEPH HOSPITALITY CONTINUES AFRICA EXPANSION WITH NEW UPSCALE HOTEL IN GHANA
Top 4 summer music festivals in Europe
Lamborghini Urus PHEV Spied Quietly Testing In Electric Mode
On this day in history, Jan. 31, 1919, Jackie Robinson is born in Georgia — baseball pioneer, WWII veteran
‘RHONY’: Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley Are Still ‘Not Good’ – And She’s Unsure About ‘Legacy’
Recent homes sales in Greater Boston (Feb 8)
Jim Carrey Once Stopped ‘Daredevil’ Star Charlie Cox From Quitting Acting
China’s Belt and Road objectives are shifting
‘Bridgerton’: Colin May Inherit the Featherington Estate
News23 hours ago
Police ‘probe if Emma Pattison was killed by husband George’
Travel19 hours ago
Van Morrison Announces 2023 Las Vegas Run at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Travel18 hours ago
ZeroAvia, Shell, RHIA and Rotterdam The Hague Airport advance Plans for Hydrogen-Electric Flights
Tech18 hours ago
SpaceX Falcon 9 Delivers 5-Ton Communications Satellite to Orbit
Travel17 hours ago
Maldives Named “Best Long-Haul Destination of the Year” at UK’s Food and Travel Magazine Awards
Finance19 hours ago
Today in Crypto: Lido V2 Upgrade to Bring Withdrawals and Staking Router, BANXA Holdings Integrates with MetaMask, Ramp Reveals Off-ramp Product, StarkWare to Partner with Chainlink Labs
Sport17 hours ago
Tom Brady dismisses Bill Belichick Patriots credit debate: ‘Such a stupid conversation’
Travel23 hours ago
Amadeus glances into future with release of Traveller Tribes 2033